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Episode 46 – Andy Baker & Anthony Devroye / Leo Sowerby: The Paul Whiteman Commissions & Other Early Works
On this episode of Classical Chicago, trombonist-bandleader Andy Baker and Avalon String Quartet‘s Anthony Devroye join Cedille President Jim Ginsburg in conversation about their upcoming album.
Leo Sowerby: The Paul Whiteman Commissions & Other Early Works features two critically-acclaimed symphonic jazz works: Synconata and Symphony for Jazz Orchestra (“Monotony”). The album also features Sowerby chamber works created during the same period, including two world-premiere recordings of String Quartet in D minor and Tramping Tune. Listen to learn more about these engaging pieces through Baker and Devroye’s personal insight.
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine and clarinetist Anthony McGill are featured soloists on a new recording of two concertos composed in response to societal injustice by Syrian American composer Malek Jandali, performed with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra led by renowned conductor Marin Alsop, a champion of the composer’s work.
In celebration of Cedille’s May 2023 release of concertos by Syrian-American composer Malek Jandali, we’re promoting our playlist highlighting the sounds of peoples and places around the world not traditionally associated with “core” classical music.
On this episode of Classical Chicago, Cedille President Jim Ginsburg talks with violinist Rachel Barton Pine, clarinetist Anthony McGill, and Syrian-American composer Malek Jandali about their experiences creating Cedille’s May 12 upcoming release, Malek Jandali: Concertos.